Posted by Priyal Zaveri on
Thursday, April 25, 2013
Are you feeling the need to always be outside? Do you have the desire to skip class? Are you just waiting for Summer to arrive? If your answer is "yes" to at least one of these questions, you might have caught "Spring-itis".
But, do not worry! You are not alone. Many Seattle University students, including Albers undergraduates, come across "Spring-itis" during this sunny time of year. The key to overcome it is to follow a few simple tips and tricks to keep yourself motivated:
- Study outside! You can go to the Union Green, the greenspace outside the Lemiux Library, or the Quad to do homework, read, and study. This will allow you to multitask and balance being in the sun and studying for your midterms and finals. Don't forget to bring sunglasses and wear lots of sunscreen!
- Take a break. When you are really stressed out or distracted by the great weather outside, make sure to understand that you are allowed to take a break between studying, class, and more studying. Do not overwhelm yourself with all your commitments, and take a 5- or 15-minute break! Go have get a snack or take a walk down the lower mall. This will help you stay focused and stop you from procrastinating.
- Always go to class! The quarter only consists of 10 weeks, and it is difficult to catch up after falling behind. Stay focused, and take notes that you can access and understand later for the midterms and finals. Your professors are here for you, and want you to succeed. Keep those professional relationships growing! Going to class will benefit you in the near future and far future.
- Look for opportunities. There are many part-time job postings and internship opportunities available on the Seattle University Redhawk Network, and the Albers Placement Center is always ready to help you with career advising. By keeping an eye out for these opportunities, you will keep active in the professional world. Your motivation will grow, and "Spring-itis" will tend to fade away.
- Balance the fun. We all know that there are a lot, and, I mean, A LOT, of fun times waiting for you to experience. Remember that you are still a student at Albers School of Business and Economics, and there are many ways to experience fun as an Albers student as well. Explore the Leadership Development Center, Executive Speakers Events, and other Albers clubs to get involved and further integrated in Albers.
Once you try out these tips and tricks, remind yourself of what keeps you motivated. Call your family and friends, make future plans for summer, or energize yourself with a fruit smoothie while sitting on the Union Green!
Then, the "Spring-itis" will disappear, and you will be prepared for what is to come. You have already made it this far into Spring quarter. Finish strong, while still enjoying the outdoors and beautiful weather!
Priyal Zaveri, New Student Mentor